Sunday, July 7, 2013

Dryer Fire Dealt With

Fire officials responded to a dryer fire on County Boulevard around 4am yesterday. The fire was extinguished with no issues. The only damage caused by the fire was to the dryer, with minor smoke damage elsewhere in the house.

Dugmore Memorial Discussion

The city is going to look at ways to honor the memory of Katherine Dugmore.  The one time waterfront development manager died recently and city spokesperson Darrell Matson says officials are looking at putting up a memorial to her at Prince Arthur's Landing, but the exact method isn't known. Matson says the issue comes before city council July 22nd.

MNR Conducting Surveys

The Ministry of Natural Resources is taking a close look at 61 lakes in northwestern Ontario.
Spokesperson Kim Armstrong says lake surveys are underway. Armstrong says they are also checking for invasive species. Information gathered through the surveys will be used to make decisions on setting fishing seasons and size limits for anglers.

Local Music Legend Returns To City

Shaffer on stage at Bluesfest
A Thunder Bay musical legend makes his return to Bluesfest. Despite the poor weather, Paul Shaffer surprised thousands of blues fans at the Waterfront last night and even played a song with Los Lobos. Shaffer was in town visiting family.